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Kedara Vratham in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka

Kedara Vratham is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on the Diwali day mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Kedara Vratham 2024 date is October 31. Legend has it that Goddess Gauri (Parvati) observed the Kedara Vratham and she finally merged with Shiva. Thus Shiva and Parvati together became Ardhanarishwara.

Today the Vratham is performed for happy and peaceful life by couples. Unmarried women perform it for a good husband.

The number 21 is given importance in the Vratham as it is believed that Goddess Parvati had performed the Vratham for 21 days.

21 fruit, 21 betel leaves etc are used in the Puja.

The puja is of great importance in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.